Sunday, May 15, 2016

2016 NBLC Playoffs -- Divisional Finals -- May 15, 2016

Halifax 117-89 Saint John
(Halifax Leads 2-0)

The Halifax Hurricanes trounced Saint John for the second time in 24 hours on Sunday, blasting Saint John 117-89 to take a 2-0 lead in their Atlantic Division Final series.

Saint John kept the game close until the third quarter, when Halifax out-scored the visiting side 36-21.

Halifax shot 51% (39-76) from the field while keeping the Mill Rats below 90 points for the second consecutive game.

Shane Gibson dropped 29 points on 10-14 shooting to lead the Hurricanes and the game. Gabe Freeman led the Mill Rats with 21 points and seven rebounds. Freeman sat out Game 1 of the series due to a suspension picked up the series before.

Game 3 will take place on Friday in Saint John.

Stats can be found here.

London 105-100 Windsor
(Series Tied 1-1)

The London Lightning tied up their Central Division Final at one game a piece on Sunday, edging the Windsor Express 105-100 at Budweiser Gardens.

The teams traded leads through the first half before the Express exploded in the third quarter, outscoring London 36-30 on the back of strong shooting from Brandon Robinson. However, the Bolts came back in the fourth, eventually overtaking the Express to tie the series heading to Windsor.

The game was delayed for approximately 30 minutes in the fourth quarter due to a scoreboard malfunction.

Brandon Robinson bettered his 32-point performance in Game 1 with 34 points. Akeem Scott led London with 27 points.

Game 3 will take place on Tuesday in Windsor.

Stats can be found here.